Up until now I thought that I had the WHS installation strategy clear in my mind but I am not so sure now after reading through many of the threads on this forum, I thought that the system/data drive should be the largest drive in the pool for the following reasons.
The data drive is the really only temporary storage or as many people are describing it now a "landing zone" only for your files, eventually the data will migrate across the other dives in the pool and the only thing left on the data drive are tombstones (pointers to the data)
If one of the drives in the pool throws it hand in and you have to remove it for any reason the data on the drive to be removed is migrated back to the data drive for redistrubution across the pool when it feels like it.
The system/data drive should be the fastest or at least not the slowest drive in the pool because it hold the OS and has the most work to do
I am not concerned at the moment because I only use one drive the other four are not in the pool but are shared as network drives these are used to back up my data (data is backed up at least twice)
There must be an optimum drive size for the system/data drive because If I have a 750 gig drive (my largest) as the main dive and all it does is hold tombstones that's a waste of drive space.
So, I have a 500Gb SataII drive (currently my main drive) but it could equally well be much smaller or larger, a 750 Gb ide 2x320 Gb IDE a 400Gb IDE and a 200 Gb ide, When PP1 is released and I have confidence in the system what is the optimal setup for a WHS
Thanks in advance to anyone who knows the answer or at least has a better understanding than me.